[CentOS] Native ZFS on Linux

Mon Jun 1 16:06:20 UTC 2015
Jonathan Billings <billings at negate.org>

On Mon, Jun 01, 2015 at 10:55:55AM -0500, Jason Warr wrote:
> I think that you need to simplify #1 to:
> 1: Red Hat doesn't ship ZFS
> As that is really all that matters and so that people can't argue that you
> are making a statement of knowledge about what/why Red Hat's lawyers have
> decided.  It does not matter on these lists WHY they don't ship it, just
> that they don't.

According to https://access.redhat.com/solutions/79633 :

> Root Cause

> ZFS is not included in the upstream Linux kernel. Red Hat applies an
> "upstream first" policy for kernel modules (including
> filesystems). Without upstream presence, ZFS will not be provided nor
> supported by Red Hat. 

There's a lot of "I Am not a lawyer, but..." discussion in the
comments, but I think this is the best answer from Red Hat as to why
they don't ship ZFS.

Jonathan Billings <billings at negate.org>